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Free Lecture on Moving Forward after Grief and Loss

New Britain [March 30 2007] - “The 5 R’s of Resilience” will be the subject of a free talk for the public Thursday, May 3 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut’s New Britain General campus. The program begins with light refreshments at 6:30 p.m., followed by the talk at 7 p.m.
The speaker, Sally Downham Miller, PhD, is a nationally recognized author, speaker and counselor on grief and loss, as well as personal resilience.
Dr. Miller has traveled internationally sharing her own amazing story and the lessons learned about overcoming the adversities of life. She has been an educator for over 25 years, serving as teacher and administrator in the public schools as well as a university professor. In 1967, as a young widow and mother of two preschool children, Miller returned to college and received her education degree from Purdue University. She continued her education and career in education, and particularly on the subject of grief. Currently, Dr. Miller devotes most of her time to work in the area of grief, loss, and dealing with change. She continues to teach and consult for various groups. She is the author of Mourning and Dancing and Mourning and Dancing for Schools.
Dr. Miller will talk about “The five R’s of Resilience” following the major losses and changes that everyone experiences. She emphasizes the importance of listening, asking questions, and keeping in mind that resilience is more than bouncing back; it is “the dynamic skill of adapting through significant difficulty.”
The May 3 program is being sponsored by the Wolfson Palliative Care Program and will he held in Lecture Rooms 1 & 2. Free parking will be available in the Quigley Garage. Registration is necessary — call 860-224-5463 to register.

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